The video is a five day time-lapse of the Waldo Canyon fire that spread into Colorado Springs, burning at least 348 homes and killing two people. It was shot by Steve Moraco, who suggests that you watch it in full screen and in HD if at all possible. To do that, start the video then click on the little red YouTube icon at the bottom-right, then choose your resolution (the little gear symbol) and full-screen.
If you don’t have time to watch the entire 16-minute video, at least check out Tuesday (which starts at about 6:30), the day all hell broke loose when a thunderstorm cell a few miles away created 65-mph winds that pushed the fire into the city.
Mr. Moraco says it was made from 20,000 8MP Jpeg images on a Canon 7D with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Then the still images were converted into a video on a Mac using Adobe’s Lightroom and Premiere in full 24fps 1080p.
And, Mr. Moraco also wrote:
Thanks to my family for carefully avoiding bumping the tripod that has been on our deck for the last week, and especially mom who has been incredibly helpful in reminding me to check the camera battery.
Thanks go out to Don.